Navigating the STRTP Process to Ensure Successful Placements of Foster Youth Webinar


When considering residential placement for a foster care youth, it is important to find a good fit to assist in the youth’s success. This 2.5 hour webinar will provide a high-level overview to participants about the Short-Term Residential Treatment Program (STRTP) referral and admissions process, steps on what to do prior to sending a referral packet, what should happen when a provider receives a referral packet, and the steps that can be taken to preserve existing placements. Additionally, this webinar will cover how to ensure that specialty mental health services (SMHS) are provided to youth placed in a provisionally licensed STRTP.

Targeted Audience: Those working in juvenile placement.


  • Stephanie Anderson, Probation Foster Care Specialist, Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC)
  • Kim Suderman, LCSW, Consultant, County Behavioral Health Directors Association (CBHDA)
  • Loc H. Nguyen, DrPH, MSW; CCR/ICWA Consultant; County Welfare Directors Association of California (CWDA)
  • Alicia Bernstein, MPA; Manager; Policy and Performance Bureau, California Department of Social Services (CDSS)

STC Certification: 06259512 (2.5 hours)

No charge to attend this course.